The parent company of London Grosvenor Casino and Grosvenor Casinos, Rank Group, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Unite union’s strike action.
Croupiers and dealers, as well as food and beverage waiting and kitchen staff, will strike across Grosvenor Casinos’ seven properties between 18:00 hours on September 9 and 06:00 hours on September 12, 2022.
As a result, the operator faces the possibility of closing its casinos this weekend, with 91% of casino workers who are members of Unite voting in favor of strike action.
“We are disappointed that the Unite union has called for strike action over the coming weekend among a small number of colleagues in four of our eight London casinos,” a Rank Group spokesperson told Gambling Insider.
“Against the backdrop of Rank’s and the sector’s extremely challenging trading environment, we have made a strong offer that we believe fairly addresses the current cost of living crisis.” This weekend, we anticipate that all of our casinos will be open for business as usual.”
Gambling Insider comprehends In the previous 12 months, Rank increased the average pay of workers across Grosvenor Casinos’ London properties by 11%, prior to offering employees retention bonuses of £600 ($690) and £800.
These retention bonuses have effectively been added to the average 11% raise.
Here’s what Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham and National Officer for the Hospitality Sector Dave Turnball had to say about it.